Scoring a game of darts can prove challenging at the best of times. If you’re scoring a game of darts, you’ll need to know the number of points each section of the board is worth, particularly the inner and outer bull. So, how many points is the bullseye worth in darts?
The bullseye is split into two parts, the inner bull, and the outer bull. The inner bull is also referred to as the double bull, as it’s worth double the points of the outer bull.
Keep reading to find out more.
How Many Points Is a Bullseye Worth?
The bullseye is divided into two sections. The bullseye (inner red circle) is worth 50 points, and the outer bullseye (outer green ring) is worth 25 points.
Throwing three darts into the outer bull will score 75 points and 150 for the inner bull.
Green Bullseye (Single Bullseye)
The green outer circle, known as the single bull, is worth 25 points.
Red Bullseye (Double Bullseye)
The red circle, known as the double bull, is worth 50 points.
Is the Bullseye the Highest Score in Darts?
No, the bullseye is not the highest scoring zone on the dartboard. The bullseye is only the fourth-highest scoring zone.
For example, throwing three darts into the treble scoring zone will score more points than three darts into the inner bull:
- Treble 20 = 180 points
- Treble 19 = 171
- Treble 18 =162
- Treble 17 = 153 points
Why Is a Treble 20 Better Than a Bullseye in Darts?
Scoring a treble 20 is better than a bullseye because of the points multiplier. For example, the treble 20 is worth 60 points, whereas the inner bullseye is only worth 50 points.
The inner bullseye is also much smaller than the treble 20, making it more difficult to hit.
Can I Double Out on the Bullseye?
In 01 darts games, players must ‘double out’ to win the game, meaning that you must throw a double with your last dart to win the game.
However, most players may not realize that you can also hit the inner bull to double out. The inner bull is also known as the double bull, being double the points of the outer bull.
How High Is The Bullseye on a Dartboard?
The regulation height of the bullseye on a dartboard to the floor is 5 feet 8 inches. The distance from the edge of the dartboard to the center of the bullseye is 9 inches.
Now you know how many points the bullseye is worth and the differences between the inner and outer bullseye.